MPs to investigate sexual harassment of female surgeons – BBC News

‘MPs will investigate the sexual harassment and sexual assault of female surgeons taking place within the NHS.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2023

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Relatives of roofer on ventilator wait for ruling in treatment dispute – The Independent

Posted September 12th, 2023 in consent, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘Relatives of a roofer who suffered a brain injury after being punched in the head are waiting for a High Court judge to rule in a life-support treatment dispute.’

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The Independent, 12th September 2023

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Payout for Ashington woman who got cancer after wrong smear result – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2023 in cancer, compensation, hospitals, negligence, news by tracey

‘A woman who had to undergo cancer treatment after being cleared by an incorrect smear test has received compensation.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2023

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Bristol Spire Hospital widens investigation into mesh surgeon – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2023 in consent, doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A hospital’s review of mesh operations by a surgeon who left dozens of patient in agony is now looking into another type of procedure he carried out.’

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BBC News, 11th September 2023

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Dialysis and different realities – the Court of Protection has to decide – Local Government Lawyer

‘In a recent ruling a senior judge has helpfully reminded us of the fact that a person with cognitive impairments may be operating within a very different reality to everyone else does not mean that it is a reality which can simply be ignored, writes Alex Ruck Keene KC (Hon).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th September 2023

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Police to launch inquiry into maternity failings at Nottingham hospitals trust – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2023 in bereavement, birth, children, families, hospitals, midwives, news, police, pregnancy by tracey

‘Nottinghamshire police have announced they are launching a criminal investigation into maternity failings at Nottingham university hospitals (NUH) NHS trust, after hundreds families raised concerns to an independent review.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2023

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‘Martha’s rule’: ministers consider law to give right to second medical opinion – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2023 in bills, children, doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, news, opinions by sally

‘Ministers are considering introducing Martha’s rule in England to make it easier for patients and their families who believe their concerns are not being taken seriously by medical staff to get a second medical opinion.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2023

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Lady Justice Thirlwall appointed to lead public inquiry into Lucy Letby – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2023 in birth, children, hospitals, inquiries, judges, murder, news, nurses by sally

‘The court of appeal judge Lady Justice Thirlwall has been appointed to lead the public inquiry into Lucy Letby’s murder of seven babies in an NHS hospital.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2023

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Families sue government for failing to protect care homes from Covid – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2023 in bereavement, care homes, damages, families, government departments, hospitals, news by sally

‘Thirty families are starting legal action against the government, care homes and several hospitals in England over the deaths of their relatives in the early days of the Covid pandemic.’

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BBC News, 25th August 2023

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Should there be a statutory public inquiry into the murders and attempted murders by Lucy Letby? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 24th, 2023 in attempted murder, birth, hospitals, inquiries, murder, news, nurses by sally

‘Why wasn’t Lucy Letby stopped sooner? This is the burning question that the families of her victims, and the public, are now asking. Steve Barclay, the Health Secretary, has decided that the best means of answering it is a “non-statutory public inquiry”. But what is such an inquiry, and will it be better than a full-blown statutory public inquiry?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd August 2023

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Doctors can stop treating man who suffered brain damage in car crash – judge – The Independent

Posted August 24th, 2023 in Court of Protection, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Doctors can lawfully stop providing life-support treatment to a father-of-two who suffered “catastrophic” brain damage in a car accident early this year, a judge has ruled.’

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The Independent, 23rd August 2023

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High Court Finds Long Waiting Times for Trans Healthcare are Lawful – QMLR

‘The demand for young people receiving gender identity development services (“GIDS”) and for adults receiving gender identity disorder services (also, helpfully, “GIDS”) has increased substantially from 2012 to 2017, and the NHS is struggling to meet this demand. In May 2022, young people seen for the first time following a children’s GIDS referral waited on average for 1066 days (i.e. nearly three years), see [32]. The reality is that many trans patients feel forced to have treatment privately, often resorting to “crowdfunding” to cover their private medical expenses. For many young trans people, such long waiting times for treatment have a significant detrimental impact on their mental health and in the process, many undergo irreversible physiological changes.’

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QMLR, 18th July 2023

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Lucy Letby: How could the NHS stop a future killer within? – BBC News

‘Nearly a quarter of a century before Lucy Letby began attacking babies on a neonatal unit, another hospital experienced similarly sudden and unexpected losses.’

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BBC News, 21st August 2023

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Ministers ‘dragging feet’ on forcing killers to court as Lucy Letby to skip sentencing – The Independent

‘Ministers have been accused of “dragging their feet” over laws to force killers into the dock as Lucy Letby refuses to appear in court for her sentencing.’

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The Independent, 21st August 2023

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Lucy Letby trial: why the babies remain anonymous – The Guardian

‘The trial of Lucy Letby was conducted amid levels of press secrecy for victims and witnesses rarely seen outside proceedings involving matters of national security.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2023

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Medical neglect by London NHS trust contributed to suicide of girl, 12, rules coroner – The Guardian

‘Medical neglect and “gross failures” by a mental health trust contributed to the suicide of a 12-year-old girl in a case that has highlighted national concerns about underfunding, a coroner has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 17th August 2023

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Lancashire woman died from brain tumour after surgery delay – BBC News

Posted August 10th, 2023 in cancer, delay, hospitals, medical treatment, news, ombudsmen, reports by tracey

‘A woman died from an operable brain tumour after doctors failed to properly monitor her scan results, a health watchdog has found.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2023

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‘Chaotic’ maternity unit ‘not fit for purpose’ rated inadequate by CQC – The Independent

Posted August 9th, 2023 in birth, hospitals, midwives, news, ombudsmen, pregnancy by tracey

‘A maternity unit has been given the lowest possible rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after the regulator described it as a “chaotic environment which was not fit for purpose”.’

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The Independent, 9th August 2023

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Consent and Factual Causation – Two Recent Cases – QMLR

‘Two cases from the past year illustrate the importance of factual causation as an issue in litigation concerning consent to treatment and provide various reminders on points of practice that will be of interest to those working in the field of clinical negligence.’

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QMLR, 18th July 2023

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Bilal and Malik v St George’s University Hospital NHS Trust [2023] EWCA Civ 605 – 3PB

Posted August 1st, 2023 in causation, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Sidra Bilal, Hassaan Aziz Malik (Administrators on behalf of the estate of Mukhtar Malik, deceased) v St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, [2023] EWCA Civ 605 provides an interesting insight into the post-Montgomery landscape. It provides further clarification on informed consent as well as reminding practitioners of the importance of tightly crafted pleadings in clinical negligence claims.’

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3PB, 12th July 2023

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